If you are thinking of getting some furniture for your new patio and would like to give it a unique look then resin patio furniture is perfect as the higher quality pieces really resemble wicker or wood but come without the price tag and maintenance involved when going for the natural product.
Patio furniture has to withstand the weather and is often used on the beach or next to the pool which means that it is being exposed to salt or additives in the pool water. With resin or plastic furniture these factors have no effect on the durability or color of the furniture.
Plastic resin patio furniture has come a long way since its early days when it was truly cheap looking and not very sturdy. Nowadays however, this kind of furniture is of a very high quality and comes in numerous modern shapes and designs unlike most traditional outdoor wood patio furniture.
In order to protect resin garden furniture against harsh weather conditions and give it a uniform color a UV stabilizer is added to the material which is usually made from recycled plastic or high density polyethylene plastic.
Therefore, if you care about the environment then contrary to what you might believe resin outdoor patio furniture would be an ecological choice as there are no trees that need cutting down like is the case with wood furniture. Also don’t forget that the majority of this type of garden furniture is manufactured from recycled plastic which in itself can be recycled again once you decide to dispose of the furniture set.
As with all consumer goods though, you pretty much get what you pay for. So if you want a stylish, modern looking design or a nearly perfect copy of real rattan furniture for example then be prepared to lay some extra money on the table. The upside is that you will still be paying a lot less than for patio furniture made out of the traditional materials whilst having a great looking patio with weather-proof furniture that requires little to no maintenance.